- Associated Press - Monday, October 12, 2015

GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) - Gulfport firefighters say a truck driver alerted authorities to fire erupting from a 20,000-gallon tank at Blacklidge Emulsions that resulted in no injuries or harm to the community.

Gulfport Fire District Chief Billy Kelley tells The Sun Herald (https://bit.ly/1jqxFAG) the tank contained product related to the asphalt demulsification process, and the end product is used in paving products.

Kelley says firefighters got to the scene four minutes after the initial call at 8:49 a.m. Sunday. Initially, firefighters sprayed a steady stream of water at the base of the tank to cool it down, then applied a high-expansion foam over the fire to put it out. They also cut off the gas supply to the tank.

Kelley says nothing spilled from the tank.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.



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Information from: The Sun Herald, https://www.sunherald.com

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